The "coffee machine" in the breakroom brews individual cups to order, with a bunch of different "cups" of different coffees to brew - including one decaf that I found. Plus some tea options, which is sorta neat. It seems like an interesting enough place. One coworker - nicknames to come later - commutes from Pasadena each day, but shifts his day a few hours 'earlier' (7am-4pm) than the rest of the team. This reminds me of my job in Virginia, where Kevin drove an hour each way to/from work daily, and shifted his day to 6am-3pm (vs nominal 8am-5pm at the location) to "miss out on traffic".
And the new coworker reminds me of another guy from Virginia, Bill P., who was an excellent designer who wasn't a trained computer scientist. He was a physics Ph.D. who picked up programming to do experiments. Co-worker isn't formally trained - didn't ask any more specifics - but how we discussed system architecture, plus that he started in hardware and moved to software, like Bill P. and, to a lesser extent, myself. I think it will be very interesting working with him.
In a way, the last year at Attune was the oddity in my career, as I became the "most senior" person that others were turning to. Before that, I was always turning to others and learning amazing amounts of stuff from them. I was still learning as the lead, but not nearly as much. It will be interesting to "return to my roots" after the brief stint as a "leader". I'm sure I'll have the chance again soon enough.